Welcome to the Park View Project - 'Humanizing the World Wide Web'
Park View Project are witnessing the growing number of older, disabled, unemployed and those not in education or work, who are unable to ‘take control’ over access to essential local services and support because they are not ‘online’. Many will remember how access to support and help was conducted face-to face. This is rapidly being replaced by an online presence. Consequently, we are encountering individuals who are confused, frustrated and worried about remaining 'independent at home'. This situation threatens their quality of life. Park View Project is aware that future social policy may not recognize this lack of digital access as a trigger for social care interventions. To address these issues and to, importantly, raise awareness we will offer the following support: -
Online & social media workshops – informal and friendly group sessions where you can learn and gain new skills using the internet. Discover how to connect with others & be safe online. We currently run weekly workshops at the NTDF shop on Park View, Whitley bay and at Shiremoor Centre, Earsdon Road.
Opportunities to get involved in some of our ongoing projects – a chance to use your new skills and meet new people.
Our mission Statement
To provide community-based help via the internet to address the ‘hidden disability’ arising from online challenges that undermine social & economic independence. This applies to all regardless of age or ability who, in the face of a rapid escalation in digital communication, are experiencing a feeling of disconnect that challenges their independence and therefore, quality of life.